• Deputies: Mom arrested after leaving kids in car at Wal-Mart

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    CALLAWAY, Fla. (AP) - A Florida mother is accused of leaving her two young children locked in a hot car, just months after a similar incident was reported.

    The News Herald reports 32-year-old Jennifer Lynn Stone was arrested Wednesday after sheriff's deputies responded to a report of children left in a car at a Wal-Mart store near Panama City. The temperature was 80 degrees.

    An arrest report says someone saw the children in the parking lot around 6:30 p.m. and took a picture to document the time. Employees at the store paged the driver and Stone arrived at the car at 7 p.m.

    She is charged with child neglect. A lawyer isn't listed for her.

    Bay County Sheriff's officials said the Department of Children and Families is investigating a similar report from Feb. 28.

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    Information from: The (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald, http://www.newsherald.com

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